Sunday, June 22, 2014

BLESSINGS COME FROM RAINDROPS...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CSVqHcdhXQ

I want to share this beautiful song with you. My sweet friend sent it to me and it just spoke to me. I have been quite emotional the past few days just dealing with my feelings and concerns over my husband. I try so hard to be strong because I know he is consumed with worry about me and the boys. He feels helpless to help me with so many things that I have on my plate and I am doing the same for him. I know this is where FAITH comes in. THIS is what matters. I came to a really hard personal decision this past week. It will effect our family and our future. I knew sometimes we have to do things that are REALLY HARD. Sometimes we don't want to do it. I have come to this decision praying there was some other way. I want so hard for an easier way. I know that sometimes in order to grow we have to STRETCH beyond and do things that we are fearful of. I am going on complete blind faith as I venture and take a path that I have to for the benefit of my family. It will not come without many tears and sadness at having change occur. However, I do know that the promptings and God's answers tell me to JUST BELIEVE. So know that I am seeing so many blessings from the raindrops. I hope you enjoy this song. xoxo Teresa
 

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things
 
'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You're near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
 
We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we have faith to believe
 
'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You're near
And what if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise
 
When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know that pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It's not our home
 
'Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You're near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the achings of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can't satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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14 comments:

Jean said...

I work in a Christian bookstore and this song is one of my favorite's! Laura Story's words are so lifting.

tlw111 said...

Teresa, thank you for sharing. That is a beautiful song. Theresa W

Arielle Berceau said...

Oh Teresa...I don't know how you manage to stay so positive with all you have going on. Yet, you still continue to send out encouragement to everyone else. What a wonderful woman of God you are, an such an inspiration! Continuing to just send you peaceful, positiving & loving thoughts & prayers.

Teresa said...

Many prayers for you and your family. Trust in the Lord God with all your strength, comes to mind for you as I read this. Praying for that peace that passes all understanding except for those that trust in the Lord for you. I love this song and is so true in your darkest moments of despair is where you find the greatest joy when you lean into the Father. Praying for you this week, sweet one.

Joyce Goettler said...

I turn to this song when I'm feeling overwhelmed with life - LOVE it !!!!

Mary W said...

beautiful - the last paragraph is one i will copy on several places - in my journal, my DLP, my heart.

Dria said...

Beautiful.

Laura Payne said...

Teresa, You and your family are in our prayers every day. Each time I sit down in my scrapbook room, I am reminded of you and your family. John Berry is one of my favorite performers. Not only does he have a beautiful voice and has written timeless love songs, but he is a dedicated Christian who shares his testimony at every concert. A couple of years ago, as he was bush hogging his field, he heard of a family who had just lost a child. He wrote "Straight Down Rain" as a result. For them and others he prays for God's peace to come over us in times of trouble like a soaking, summer, straight down rain--not a blowing, barely getting you wet rain. The words are:
How long will this desert wind
Seem to blow through your heart
How long till this drought will end
And the healing thunder start
My prayer for you is simple enough
Just know that someone's lifting you up

May your heart be strong
Through it all love remain
May God's peace cover you
Like a straight down rain

I know what this life can be
As we struggle day to day
I know that God's love can be
Our strength along the way
My prayer for you is simple and true
Just know that someone's praying for you

May your heart be strong
Through it all love remain
May God's peace cover you
Like a straight down rain

Keep trusting in His mercy
Rejoice in His salvation
And everything He's done

May your heart be strong
Through it all Love remain
May God's peace cover you
Like a straight down rain

Love you, Laura Payne (Georgia)

Scrapfaire said...

Hugs lady... praying for you and your family.

Lorrie said...

If its time to stop work for right now, then that's the right thing to do no matter what. These special, cherished and difficult days are days that you will never get back. Your Husband and Family come first and we will all be here praying and waiting for your return. It takes so much strength and energy to get through every single day when dealing with Cancer of a loved one. Your Husband and Family need you, no matter what they say, to be available for the hugs, tears, strength and courage it takes to wake up everyday and keep fighting this demon called Cancer. Hugs to you and Ty and your Family. Praying from Vancouver, Canada. xo

Michelle Clark said...

Teresa, I am on my knees this morning praying for you and your family.

Suzette said...

This song is always played on JoyFM and I have on my playlist. This certainly has and continue to comfort me. Your honesty and story continues to inspire me and so many others. Thanks for continue being you and keep the faith! Each day we remember our blessings.

Dondi Murdock said...

Last week I put your name and Ty's on the prayer roll in the Bountiful Temple. I know your family is eternal and that Heavenly Father's plan will work out no matter how difficult these horrible days may seem. That is easy for me to say because I am not living your life...but I promise I pray for you each day.

Debbie said...

Teresa,
We all love you & your family, I'm certain The Lord has his hand in all this, our prayers are with you as you face these HUGE HURDLES!!
Hugs!